NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo told a massive state Capitol rally for charter schools that he’s committed to making sure they have money and a physical space to thrive.
“We are going to save charter schools, and you’re making it happen by being here today,” the governor emphatically said. “Some people said you shouldn’t have come to Albany … it was a waste of time, but it’s probably the most important civics lesson you’re going to receive.”READ MORE: Reopenings Continue On Broadway As 'Moulin Rouge! The Musical' Resumes Performances
More than 3,000 parents and students turned out Tuesday at an event organized after Mayor Bill de Blasio decided to reverse a decision not to allow three Harlem charter schools to use space in public school buildings — even though it was promised to them.